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Release: Nov. 19, 2001

‘Art and Craft of Supervision’ workshop for educators to be hosted in Des Moines Dec. 7

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Iowa Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and the University of Iowa's Institute for School Executives will co-sponsor a workshop in Des Moines Dec. 7 on "The Art and Craft of Supervision."

The day-long workshop, which will be held at the Airport Holiday Inn Conference Center in Des Moines and feature Professor Fenwick English, Ph.D., of the University of North Carolina, will provide school leaders with supervision tactics in the areas of mathematics, science and literacy/language arts curriculum.

The registration fee for the workshop is $50 for Iowa ASCD and/or ISE members and $75 for non-members. The fee covers all materials, refreshments and meals. Registration deadline is Nov. 29.

English, the R. Wendell Eaves Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership at UNC, is a nationally recognized researcher and author in the areas of curriculum and educational leadership. His work has focused on transforming organizations, teacher development and supervision, and building school culture.

The day's schedule includes:

  • 9 a.m. Gerald R. Siegrist, Ph.D., from Valdosta State University opens with welcome announcements.
  • 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. English will give his lecture.
  • 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. There will be three simultaneous break-out sessions. University of Iowa Professor Robert Yager, Ph.D., will chair a session on science curriculum. University of Northern Iowa Associate Professor Larry Leutzinger, Ph.D., will chair a session on mathematics curriculum. And Jim Davis, Ph.D., of the Grant Wood Area Education Agency will lead a session on literacy/language and arts curriculum.
  • 12 to 1 p.m. Lunch.
  • 1 to 3 p.m. Six experienced school principals will hold a panel discussion exploring the issues raised by English in his lecture.

To register or get more information about the workshop, contact ISE Mary Schmidt in the UI College of Education at (319) 335-5350, or by email at